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built in texas. we spent $12 billion on it. and then after the end of the cold war we decided we don't need to competethe soviets anymore. at the cost of $600 million, we decommissioned the whole thing. >> yeah. this is congress. and your next question? are you surprised by this? yeah. it was quite frustrating. in the 1980s, there was the build-up of the excitement that we superconducting materials were coming of age. and when you make very powerful magnets that bend the path of these particles into the circle, you can increase the power of the magnets by using super-conducting material. material science was finally coming of age. and -- plus, you need a huge range -- you can't do that in rhode island. you need a state big enough to put it in. so in waxahachie, texas, we started digging a hole to put in waxahachie, texas, we started digging a hole to put this super conducting super collider. it was scheduled to be three times the energy of what they've got now, three times the energy. budgets were allocated. holes were dug. engineering plans were drawn up. and the construction had al
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